CFR18 Be where the funders are.

Join us in New York City to:

  • Hear directly from corporate and foundation pros regarding what they consider to be key drivers in forming partnerships.
  • Build your skill base in writing successful proposals, researching prospects and developing effective stewardship efforts.
  • Develop a network of contacts from across the CFR community, while expanding your knowledge of current and possible future trends in CFR funding.

This annual event brings together more than 400 development professionals, grant writers, officers and prospect researchers to engage in conversation about the challenges in securing external support for our institutions. Join us in May for a program that will focus on strategies that will work for your institution.

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Adam FalkAdam Falk
Sloan Foundation

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Who Should Attend
  • Development professionals—at any level of experience—who are responsible for securing external support from corporations and foundations for educational institutions

  • Assistant, associate and directors of corporate and/or foundation relations

  • Grant writers and officers who work primarily with non-government solicitations

  • Prospect researchers who work to support corporate and/or foundation fundraising efforts from across their campus

  • Directors of development for schools/units who routinely seek corporate sponsorships, underwriting, and gifts or foundation grants for their school/institutional activities.

This conference is designed for professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility.



Abby WesterveltAbby Westervelt
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Cornell University

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New York Marriott Marquis
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Book your room at the New York Marriott Marquis before April 13, 2018, and receive the discounted rate.



Designed for senior-level CFR leaders, this workshop will guide you in leading a successful CFR program in the face of complex challenges.

Newcomers Workshop

Designed for newcomers to the advancement profession, this workshop offers new ideas to ensure your success in the field.


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Contact Kevin McDonnell at or Katherine Givan at